I've always hated the idea of buying something "just for now," especially if it's something I'm going to need later on and might want it to look different. For example, when I got married and was choosing my bed linens, I had the hardest time spending money on anything because I wasn't sure if I was going to want the same colors in a few months, especially when living for short periods of time in apartments. I spend a large part of my time in my kitchen and I've been thinking a lot about kitchen design recently.
When I'm designing a room, I really like to have something to base the feel and color scheme of a room on, whether it be a picture, a piece of furniture, or really anything else. Well, what better thing to base a kitchen on than food? One thing I've discovered while living in a small apartment with an even smaller kitchen, is that a clean, well-organized kitchen is crucial. When my kitchen is clean and organized, I don't notice how tiny it is quite as much. Good lighting and the right colors are just as important.
These are a few of my favorites.